There are very few mech-less units available from any manufacturer, so I consider that a plus for the XR4115. I don't know of anybody that still uses CD's in their cars, so I'm shocked that more manufacturers haven't gotten on the mech-less bandwagon.
The sound from the XR4115 is excellent, if not incredibly loud. However, the sound is clean pretty much all the way up to the max volume of '40'. The display is nice looking, although, does have a slight cheap-ish look. But, if the unit does what it's supposed to do, that really doesn't matter that much to me. Although, I do have a couple of complaints with the interface. First, the removeable face plate tends to rock and move when you push buttons. While not a deal-breaker, I'm sure they could find a way to make it more stable. Second, the volume knob is too shallow and also moves and flexes when you grip it. Third, with the unit not having a cd slot, you'd think they could have found room for dedicated station preset buttons, dedicated loudness button (you have to cycle through the sound settings to get to the loudness control). In general, the buttons are all a bit too hard to press, but once again, not a deal-breaker, especially for the price. I didn't find the brightness to be an issue either. It would have been nice if the lcd display was a bit larger though, to enable more info on it. Fourth, the unit is pretty slow at the initial read of an SD card (and I would imagine a USB drive too). It took between 30 secs to a minute to read my card wih ~2000 songs on it. It was also slow the first time I pressed the next folder (down) button, taking almost another 30 seconds to go to the next folder. But since then, it moves to the next folder almost instantly. So I'm not sure if it was just not totally finished scanning the card or what.
But, like I said the sound from the unit is excellent, so good that I'm considering just keeeping my stock speakers, at least for now. Also, it's SO cool to have my whole music library in my car and available to play without having to fumble with discs (including MP3 discs).
If you want to go mech-less and don't want to spend a ton of money, you can't go wrong with this unit.
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